Pro wrestling events at The Fledge in Lansing feature Michigan talent

Zack Macomber molds young minds as an economics professor at Lansing Community College. Last Saturday, Georg Mack, Macomber’s alter ego, destroyed Eddie Dylan in a knock-down, drag-out, wrestling match during the Great Lakes Professional Wrestling Showcase at The Fledge in Lansing.

Macomber and his business partner Joe Ranta put on monthly Capital Pro Wrestling events in Lansing through their American Lucha Libre company.

“I get to take all my passions, all my interests and hobbies and put them together into one thing,” he said.

Macomber said he has always loved wrestling and remembers at a young age wanting to run a professional wrestling production company. As a kid, he’d watch tons of matches with his dad and put on wrestling events using his action figure toys.

As an adult, he started training as a wrestler a year before getting in the ring professionally for the first time in 2008. He continued wrestling and in 2019 he and Ranta formed the company and began putting on events in Lansing featuring wrestlers from across Michigan.

Macomber says the monthly wrestling events at The Fledge are affordable and kid-friendly.

“It’s a mixture of athletics and showmanship and I think that’s what a lot of people enjoy about it,” he said. “Aside from the wrestling, there’s a story. There’s interaction with the crowd. We’ve got regulars that come every month and they get involved.”

After some time off due to COVID-19 restrictions, he says the monthly events are back on a regular schedule. Macomber says he and the wrestlers strive to put on a quality show and that their dedication to the craft shines through.

“You give it the best you can,” he said. “Whether it’s in front of 10 or 10,000 people.”

Capital Pro Wrestling’s next event is at 3 pm July 16 at The Fledge in Lansing.

For more information about Capital Pro Wrestling and tickets to upcoming events visit: https://americanluchalibre.com/.

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